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Contempt of court and freedom of speech explained

Contempt of court and freedom of speech explained

The Government has introduced into Parliament a Bill on Contempt of Court. It’s a mixture of the reasonably good, the positively bad and the confused – or confusing. What is contempt? The most important form…
Predicament of citizenship and the stateless

Predicament of citizenship and the stateless

On being stateless The number of stateless persons in Kenya is sometimes estimated at about 100,000 people. This is undoubtedly a gross underestimate. Whole communities are declared stateless—one authority estimated that the Nubians alone amount…
Charting the way ahead for the regulation of films

Charting the way ahead for the regulation of films

At an animated meeting on Tuesday people from the film industry and related creative activities rejected a draft Bill emanating from the Film Classification Board. Not least of the interesting themes of the meeting was…
IEBC golden handshake undeserved and mistaken

IEBC golden handshake undeserved and mistaken

Can money Solve All Problems Yash Pal Ghai and Jill Cottrell Ghai Like many, I was appalled that Cord and Jubilee had negotiated with members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission their departure for…
Law Making and the President (and Governors)

Law Making and the President (and Governors)

There was some surprise that the President signed the Bill passed by Parliament limiting bank interest rates. Surprise mainly because business, and economists, had generally argued that the Bill was not business friendly. The surprise…